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READER ½ DOC Fun Home A Family TragicomicFREE ´ ALISON BECHDEL

READER Fun Home A Family Tragicomic

READER ½ DOC Fun Home A Family Tragicomic FREE ´ ALISON BECHDEL ã [Reading] ➰ Fun Home A Family Tragicomic ➸ Alison Bechdel – Feedmarkformulate.co.uk This book takes its place alongside the unnerving memorable darkly funny family memoirs of Augusten Burroughs and Mary Karr It's a faIon funeral home director a high school English teacher an icily distant parent and a closeted homosexual who as it turns out is involved with male students and a family babysitter Through Fun Home MOBI #194 narrative that is alternately heartbreaking and fiercely funny we are drawn into a daughter's complex yearning for her father And Works doubly as one hugely terrific autobiography a megaengaging graphic novel In FUN HOME there is a tremendous longing to merge both of these Arts The intent is always to make print as compelling as the pictorials they are made to convey Astute cheeky enthralling it brings together disparate themes like 'Wind in the Willows The Importance of Being Earnest and Catcher in the Rye as well as A Chorus Line Joyce's Ulysses pretty much a choose your own literature type adventure that possibly every single reader of this flawless book could relate toTen dollars to you if the last pageframe of this doesn't make you BOLPS We are watching the musical this January Oh blessed New YearBawl Out LoudTOP 100

Alison Bechdel à Fun Home A Family Tragicomic READER

Yet apart from assigned stints dusting caskets at the family owned 'fun home' as Alison and her brothers call it the relationship achieves its most intimate expression through the shared code of books When Alison comes out as homosexual herself in late adolescence the denouement is swift graphic and redemptive From publisher descripti 355 Fun Home's biggest flaw is its self conscious droll narrative voice that diminishes its raw earnestness at times Alison Bechdel imposes her obsessive compulsive desire for extracting meaning from even the most commonplace of occurrences on to a narrative of coming to terms with personal loss And this whole exercize of drawing parallels between fictional and real life tragedies and pivotal emotional beats becomes too trite all too soon Maybe she should have known when to put the kibosh on this thingBut it's okay Since I understand wherefrom this monomaniacal urge originates It's hard to make sense of a father's death especially at an age when you were only just learning how to peel off layers of pretensions obfuscating the unadulterated reality that lay at the core of his personhood It's not so much a crushing sadness that hits you but an overwhelming disbelief and a sense of 'it's not fair' which becomes so large and potent a force that it pushes out all concomitant emotions of bereavement from your mind leaving a kind of vacuum Before my to psychobabble gets the better of my good sense let me come clean about my personal reasons for rating this work as high as 35 stars Greater than the sum of my annoyance at Bechdel's rather shabby artwork at times I couldn't tell the difference between Bruce Bechdel and Alison's brothers and her tendency to forge correlations between Proust Joyce Fitzgerald Colette Henry James Wilde's fictional characters and snippets of memorable moments from her dysfunctional childhood spent in a rural Pennsylvania homestead was my genuine appreciation for this heartfelt tribute to such a delightfully ambiguous father Having lost a father at 14 I know how it feels trying to grasp at straws trying to analyze one seemingly inconseuential incident or subjecting one precious shared moment to intense and concentrated scrutiny from all possible angles Stray notes tucked in between the last page and the backcover of a magazine recovered years later journals hand written letters favorite paperbacks the only bit of literary criticism he published heaps of carefully organized notes that he prepared for his classes tapes containing his voice recordings cooing at your tiny baby form and anecdotes recounted by the ones who knew him better and longer than you did become coded roadsigns to some secret location promising complete de mystification But you know it's just delusional thinking anyway You will never know him the way you could haveUnlike Bruce Bechdel who grappled with the stark contradiction between his public reality and private urges all his life my father didn't particularly have any skeletons in his closet And even if he did I have no way of unraveling that mystery now But what I do have in common with Bechdel's perspective on her father is this perplexity subliminal resentment and an amused incredulity about his life and his deeds How can he be just a person existing in the past tense now At least she must have achieved some kind of closure through the creation of this part graphic memoir part literary essay on remembering a loved one I certainly hope she didMy rating and review are thus reprehensibly subjective Do not expect from a reviewer who has massive daddy issues and will continue to deal with them till the day she breathes her last I solemnly confess to being moved by the parts focusing on her family rather than the Künstlerroman ish bits about her 'coming out' in college and identifying as a butch woman But what stopped me from rating this any higher is the painfully overwrought sentence construction Bechdel employs which aside from being cringe worthy at times creates an unwanted dissonance between the import of an emotional moment and its actual graphical representation and execution I would see my father one time after this But we would never discuss our shared predilection again I'm sorry Ms Bechdel but if this is your attempt at cracking a joke on the likelihood of your gay self having a conversation with your gay dad about well being gay it's kind of pathetic

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Fun Home A Family TragicomicThis book takes its place alongside the A Family ePUB #185 unnerving memorable darkly funny family memoirs of Augusten Burroughs and Mary Karr It's a father daughter tale perfectly suited to the graphic memoir form Meet Alison's father a historic preservation expert and obsessive restorer of the family's Victorian house a third generat THIS JUST IN P BRYANT FAILS HIP GRAPHIC NOVEL TESTFun Home a cripplingly hip graphic novel isYesIt'sYESWell let's see it's you know all right good yes nods head hummphs into beard pulls earlobe raises eyebrows waves hands in a vague direction shifts about in seat You know Don't get me wrong It was good Yes Cool clever really hip I mean really as far as I can tell my hipometer needs a new battery I think; it was not the least bit funny but that's not such a bad thing andStares at ceilingHas sudden thoughtHey you don't think Alison Bechdel will read this do you she's not one of those Goodreads authors who suddenly jump up like a damned jack in a box and scare the jesus out of you and tell you they devoted five years of hard graft to this work you've just or less sneered at and damned with the faintest possible praise I really hope not that's not happened to me yet but I know it's happened to a few of you and it's not pretty some of you were mildly traumatised I saw it with my own eyes you had to be led away to a uiet good place with a small cat to strokeSo Fun Room It was all sweetly sad and worthy painfully so all about Alison's father who was this closet gay or bi living the whole of his life in a small Pennsylvanian town So his temperament ran towards the dour and repressed and the sublimating everything into his house restoration and then lo shazam Alison figures this out and also double shazam that she herself is gay and then they become a lot closer and then stuff happens but not that much stuff I wanted stuff I'm unreasonableI read books for stuff you know